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New Shop: Design, Construction, Outfit #3: Tool Layout and Start of Foundation

02-28-2010 11:35 PM by SteveM | 2 comments »

We placed the foundation concrete and, surprise, used much more material than I had estimated. The main reason was due to rain that had washed out the side walls and softened the bottoms requiring us to muck out the trenches. Final tally was 13 yards so we know for sure this darn thing won’t get blown away in whatever wind storm may come. Here is where we are on the block work. I’m very lucky to have benefited from the advice of many experienced woodworkers in sizing the shop and laying out the tools. A good friend owns the local Woodcraft store (Paul P.) and has a shop we call the “Taj Ma Paul”. Basically, I took rough sketches, which I modified over time, and asked him, members of...

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